More stage 2 blackouts

Stage two rolling power cuts will be implemented on Thursday morning, power utility Eskom said. The power outages would be from 8am until 11pm due to a shortage of generation capacity, the Eskom media desk tweeted on its official account. On Wednesday, the power utility said unit 3 at Majuba[…]

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Stage 1 load shedding cancelled

Stage one power cuts, which were implemented earlier on Tuesday morning, have been cancelled, Eskom said. “This is due to the significant drop in electricity demand since we issued warnings early this morning that the system was under strain,” the parastatal said. Earlier, Eskom spokesman Khulu Phasiwe said the blackouts[…]

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Power grid under pressure: Eskom

The power grid is under pressure on Monday after one of Koeberg’s units — which produces 900MW — has been taken out of service, Eskom said. “Unit one is out of service because of a technical fault,” Eskom spokesman Khulu Phasiwe said. “The power system is relatively stable, but the[…]

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Eskom signs Areva contract

Eskom has signed a contract with French nuclear and renewable energy company Areva for the replacement of Koeberg power station’s steam generators, the power utility said on Saturday. “Eskom is pleased to announce that the contract between it and Areva NP was signed on Friday, 5 September 2014,” the company[…]

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Koeberg tender case partly withdrawn

Westinghouse Electric SA has partly withdrawn an urgent application relating to a R4 billion tender to replace steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power plant, Eskom said on Thursday. Westinghouse wanted to prevent Eskom from finalising the contract and to see all documents relating to it. The company withdrew its[…]

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DA wants to see Eskom Koeberg tender

The DA on Tuesday demanded access to all documents relating to Eskom’s awarding of a R4 billion tender to replace steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power plant. Reports of “strong political interference” in the awarding of the contract were “deeply concerning”, Democratic Alliance MP Gordon Mackay said. This was[…]

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